As a visual artist my aim is to work, use methods that burden less and are the most sustainable for the surrounding nature. This defines my being, existing.In recent years, I have let go of most of the ways of working in traditional fine art and have found in knitting a way to practice my visual skills in terms of colors and composition, for example.
Although my main subject in visual arts studies was sculpture, I became enthusiastic about performance art, that for the first ten years of working, it was my main means of expression. Interventions on environmental aesthetics and politics around the world were at the heart of our SuoMen Group's operations.
Performance provides me an opportunity for direct contact with the participant, the spectator, the audience. Performance also enables immaterial artistic work.
I like slow things. I like that I can track the effect of time on things. That’s why I got excited about solarigraphy. That is why I record the freezing and melting of the lake surrounding my home island. Time shows me the place and shows the scale. I am here, I am small on a global scale.
Like most visual artists, I have worked as a visual arts instructor and teacher alongside my own work. In guidance and teaching, I am happy to choose the role of instigator and facilitator. Whether it's guiding participants to illustrate their inner worlds, or introducing an audience to an art museum or gallery exhibition, I try to instigate the experiencer’s direct connection to the works.